A developer's decision not to supply a heritage assessment
for a project that involves demolishing a row of four Princes
St buildings in a protected townscape zone - claiming timing
and financial constraints made it impossible - has received a
sharp rebuke from the New Zealand Historic Places Trust.
Dunedin city councillor Teresa Stevenson has taken council
staff to task for making changes to a social housing report
she helped develop, and complained about meetings held with
the public excluded to discuss next year's budget.
Dunedin city councillor Michael Guest this week approved the
progression of plans for closed-circuit television cameras
for the city, as long as a detailed document setting out
protocols for their use was available before they were put in
A strategy being developed for Dunedin's council housing
includes a range of possibilities from selling and leaving it
in the hands of "market forces" to making the council the
sole provider of social housing, taking over the role of the
Carisbrook Stadium Trust chairman Malcolm Farry has made
another call for stadium supporters to buy seating packages
if they want the stadium to go ahead, as the deadline for the
trust to raise private sector funding closes in.